Queens, NY – 11-Year-Old Boy Struck by Bus on 21st St near 39th AveNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (May 17, 2023) – An 11-year-old boy was struck by a bus in the Dutch Kills section of western Queens. Authorities say the crash happened at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.
Police say the crash happened on 21st Street between 39th and 40th Avenues. The boy suffered two broken ankles and a head injury, sources said.
He was transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, where he remains in stable condition, according to information from the New York Police Department.
Authorities in Queens continue to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most dangerous and devastating types of traffic accidents. Oftentimes, pedestrians sustain injuries that land them in the hospital or worse. Every year, thousands of pedestrians suffer injuries in road accidents throughout the United States. These accidents happen for a plethora of reasons, however, the main reason is currently driver negligence.
An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in New York has personally witnessed just how devastating pedestrian collisions can be. Even though negligent driving is against the law and comes with harsh penalties, such as hefty fines and jail time, drivers who operate their vehicles while drunk or high, distracted, fatigued, and at unsafe speeds continue to cause accidents, injuries, and fatalities at alarming rates.
Negligent drivers risk their own lives, as well as the lives of those whom they encounter on the road when they choose to get behind the wheel. Crashes involving negligent drivers often involve severe or even catastrophic injuries and, in some cases, are deadly.
It is for this reason that those who sustain injuries in negligent driving accidents, as well as their family members, may have grounds to file a lawsuit for their losses and injuries.
Our New York car accident attorneys understand the challenges faced by victims and their loved ones. We are fully committed to utilizing our valuable resources to provide our clients and their families with the maximum amount of compensation in order to help them financially recover. If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of a negligent driver, a wrongful death attorney can help you collect compensation for the costs related to your family member’s accident.
When people are injured by negligent drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in New York at their earliest convenience to preserve their legal rights. If you were injured in a collision caused by another person, contact our Queens pedestrian accident attorneys at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.